LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Stranger and Other Stories, by Mark Twain. Read by Ted Delorme.
Here's a Mark Twain story that's very unlike those he became famous for, but when I read it back in Catholic high school, it left a deep impression. It concerns the deeply religious residents of a small village in Austria during the late sixteenth century, and what happened to several of them when a strange man began to visit their insulated homeland. There's little of Twain's humor here; this is a horror story, a parable. . . and a warning.
(Summary by Ted Delorme)
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February 28, 2011 Subject:
Hold on to your bible while you listen to Satan describe the folly of mankind. Amazing production. Excellent reading. Full of personality and depth of character. Good thing they didn't burn Samuel Clemens at the stake for writing this!
I read this book as a teenager. Ted's reading of this book is as good as any commercially available or Library of Congress audio book I have ever listened to. I found it absolutely riveting. I read it as a teenager. The edition had beautiful color illustrations. Many of these came to mind as I listened to this reading. The material is very thought provoking. Highly recommend.